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A Guide to Choosing the Right Bathroom Faucet

Bathroom sink faucets have the potential to be the centerpiece of an entire bathroom design, and yet many new homeowners often skip over them or don't consider them in their renovation plans. Because of the variety of faucet types, styles, and finishes, it can take some time to truly determine what will work best for your overall design, but the end result will make it worth the effort.

Bathroom Sink Faucet Running Water

Step 1: Decide on the type of faucet you want. If you're simply replacing an existing faucet, then you'll have to match what's already been there before. However, if you're replacing your sink or tub entirely, you'll have a few more options.

  • Single hole faucets - Ideal for small sinks, single hole faucets only make use of one drilled sink hole, and some even come with plating to cover up any additional holes.
  • Center-set faucets - Although center set faucets fit easily into a standard three-hole sink, they typically have a single lever or two handles mounted on a single plate.
  • Widespread mounts - These mounts are made up of three separate pieces: a spout and two handles.
  • Wall mount faucets - Designs that utilize a freestanding or "bowl" sink sometimes make use of these old-timey looking faucets that come straight out of the wall.

Step 2: Figure out which style would look best. Depending on the brand, there may be dozens or even hundreds of different styles to choose from, all that convey different looks and fit into different bathroom atmospheres. Some faucets make use of an elongated or uniquely shaped spouts, while other place the focus on the handles. The only real way to get an idea of the styles that are out there is to start browsing.

It's important to keep your current style of bathroom in mind while you shop, especially if you don't plan on doing a complete remodel. Keep in mind, many experts highly recommend choosing a "modern" looking faucet, as it will not likely fall out of style in the years to come.

Step 3: Pick a finish. If you already have other finished objects in the bathroom (door hardware, towel hooks, etc.), then you should obviously pick a finish that matches those. If your bathroom faucets are the first thing to go in, then it's your job to determine which finish would look best.

There's no shortage of options to choose from, and in many cases they all perform more or less the same due to modern manufacturing techniques. Keep in mind, however, that most polished finishes can require constant maintenance, while "brushed" finishes are much better at hiding fingerprints and water spots.

Person Turning on Water Faucet

The key is to choose the finish you like the most, regardless of the type of metal used.

Popular finishes include:

  • Brushed nickel
  • Polished nickel
  • Brushed chrome
  • Polished chrome
  • Stainless steel
  • Bronze
  • Oil-rubbed bronze
  • Gold
  • Decorative ceramic
  • Polished brass

The Crown Jewel of the Bathroom

By really taking the time to choose the right faucets for your bathroom, you can give it just a little more shine and personality - two things that guests and potential home buyers will notice right away. Even if you don't have the budget for a full bathroom remodel quite yet, simply replacing the finished hardware is a fantastic start.

Sources -
1 - http://www.hgtv.com/remodel/bathroom-remodel/how-to-pick-bathroom-faucets